Top 10 Breaking Bad Characters


The Top Ten

1 Jesse Pinkman Jesse Pinkman

As Walter became more and more proud and greedy, Jesse started showing signs of humility and humanity. He had always felt like his family never loved him, so he became a delinquent to vent his rage. He could never achieve the things his brother could, and things didn't get any better for him when he started working with his old chemistry teacher Mr. White, who had been hit equally hard in life. - SourNote2014

He's the bomb, yo!

In my opinion the best character and one that had a greater change. From being like a money hungry "kid" that basically didn't care about anyone but himself, to a dude that stopped caring about money, and just wanted to get out of the drug dealing, meth making life.

Love Jesse and Aaron Paul! The creators of the show were originally going to kill off Jesse near the end of season 1. So glad Aaron changed their minds and they decided against it. The show would've been so bland without Jesse! - mdrake0495

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2 Walter White Walter White Walter "Walt" Hartwell White Sr. is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Breaking Bad, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.

I think the transition from good to bad is extremely fascinating for anyone who watches the show. He, of course, gets to the peak of his greed and cruelty during the first half of Season 5, but at the same time, when he does the things he does, there's a part of you that understands why he does what he does, given his situation. For example, if Walt didn't let Jane die, Jesse would have overdosed on heroin and died, and Jane probably would die anyway too. He made that decision to save Jesse, and it hurt him to do that. If he didn't have Jesse kill Gale, Walt would be dead, and Jesse would probably die too. If he didn't poison Brock, not only would he die, but everyone in his family would die. He also knew exactly how much to give him in order to keep him alive. The one time that I think he went too far was when he killed Mike, because there was no reason whatsoever to do it. I was fine with the prison killings because it sort of felt like a great big victory, not just for Walt, but ...more

I would vote for someone else but I couldn't resist to give my vote to Walter because after all he is the alpha and omega of the show and really think that he totally deserve it. I was angry with him when he let Jane died that was the only thing that was almost totally wrong but he did it for the sake of the show it couldn't be season 4 and 5 if jessy get away with Jane. Then when season 5 reach Walter started to act really greedy and he really made some bad choices in order to achieve what he achieve and he totally didn't have any reason to make 80 million dollars because even 1 million was more than enough to take care of his family so greed was guiding him for sure. However in the end he paid for his sins in some way, he died alone, his son hated him, all his family hated him, he died in the end but pinkman not. Also in last episode Walter haded the chance to kill pinkman but instead he gave him the gun and he let him go also he save him from the nazi thugs, so after all he shows ...more

Walter white not only is the most developed and has the biggest arc but we also root for him even when he is organising prison massacres, poisoning kids or blowing up nursing homes. It means something when you go for a character despite the terrible crimes they commit. Jesse is great and has an amazing arc, that's why it's the best show of all time and always will be, because the ensemble cast all perform 100%. I just think Jesse is maybe the most likeable their for peoples favourite but as far as BEST goes, it can be none other.


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3 Mike Ehrmantraut Mike Ehrmantraut

I think Walter White is awesome mainly for his transition and I love Jessie, but I just have a soft spot for Mike.

He's like james bond

Mike has both a good side and an evil side. A loving grandfather for his granddaughter and also a ruthless and deadly man. This guy is awesome.

The only really mature character of the show.

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4 Saul Goodman Saul Goodman Jimmy McGill (Trade name "Saul Goodman") is a fictional television series character created by Vince Gilligan. He is a main supporting character in Breaking Bad and the titular protagonist of its prequel Better Call Saul.

Legally born James Morgan McGill, Saul felt he could never get anywhere in life by doing good. Clueless to the concept of proper law practice, Jimmy decided to let it go, becoming a lawyer for criminals. He's a very fun character, morally ambiguous, yet seeming like this charming, affable person who wants what's best for everyone. Until he suggests putting a hit on Jesse, that is.
He's very lost and misguided, and that's what's so fascinating about him. - SourNote2014

Saul has always been my favorite character. He's always positive and adds some brightness and humor to what would have been a generally dark-themed show. - Dorito

He's really cheesy and kind of funny

"It's all good, man"
And he has his own T.V. show, lol

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5 Hank Schrader

Saddest moment of the entire series when he's shot

His death was the most well acted scenes

Moral compass of the show, and the plot got lost once hank was killed off.

The moral compass, as others have said.

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6 Gus Fring

Am I the only one whom seems to have quite a struggle to decide whether I hate Gus, or actually like him? To me he is controversial, and confusing, in a good way. He is a well-built (character wise) man, and it is surprising to see what he'll do next! (SPOILER: Like when he just BAM sliced Victor's throat) One minute I am supporting him, the next I want him dead! THAT, is a great villain.

The TWO FACED devil..
He is cool and careful.. Best of him is reflected when he loose his mind..
Even when dead he still corrected his tie.. Real badass

His calm violent nature is amazing to watch

Why does everyone hate Gus? I see no.reason to dislike him. Then again, I also think Skyler is awesome, so my opinions aren't as mainstream.

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7 Huell

The best bodyguard ever

He is so good at waiting on the couch

Greatest character ever.

What would make you unhappy huell?

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8 Walter Hartwell White Jr.

Why isn't this guy higher up? He should be nr. 1! Like seriously. Look at him! Look how tough he is! Look at all he has to gone through and his spirit is still tough as hell! He is the one who is able to hold the family together! And he's 16! What kind of teenager manages to do that? Walter family plus almost everyone here must barely realize how lucky they are to have him! He is always kind and nurturing.



He's the most stupid character ever why do people like him he can't even walk

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9 Tuco Salamanca

Though he only appeared in a total of five episodes, Tuco was a herald towards a bigger, much darker story revealed in season 4.
He is also the show's only extroverted villain, and Raymond Cruz makes the most of it. He's frighteningly psychotic yet also a ton of fun to watch. It seemed like he was going to literally fly off the walls every time he inhaled any meth.
His family life is also implied to be very intriguing. He loves his grandma, as shown in 'Better Call Saul', and his uncle... his relationship with his uncle was a complicated one.
Though a legitimate threat, Tuco was also an entertaining one, and should he appear again in 'Better Call Saul', he's always welcome.

Like his namesake, a minute with him can change your life. - SourNote2014

Tuco Salamanca is the best character in breaking bad. No comparison.!.!

10 Skyler White

So much to say about Skyler. The comments against her are a double standard of gender roles.
Skyler is not the perfect wife or the perfect mother. In fact, she and Walt have several aspects in common which people accept more about Walt. Like her husband, she lies and keeps secrets. She hid the fact that she was having an affair with Ted the same time Walt was first leading his double life as a meth cook.
She has drive and initiative. She's not afraid to try dirty tricks to get her own way when she aids Walt in the money laundering operation. She is just as manipulative and dangerous as him, though not quite as physical.
She's smart, possibly smarter than him. She's definitely more logical than him, and provides a good foil to Walt's increasing paranoia and delusions of grandeur.
Despite all this, unlike Walt, she has more of a domestic role to fill. On one hand, this makes her an overbearing mother, one filling a traditional role of a wife in a television series. On the ...more

My husband's cooking meth to provide for our family. I'm pissed, so I guess I'll sleep with a guy who's embezzling money for his family.

She's strong, flawed and interesting. She's an antihero of sorts, to be viewed as a three-dimensional human being.

Skyler sucks

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The Contenders

11 Hector Salamanca

Papa with ringbell is awesome :D

Dingdingidngindign ding ding ding

12 Badger

The guy should write and direct the next Star Trek movie

13 Skinny Pete

That's church, yo.

Two nuts in a ballsack, yo.

14 Old Joe
15 Jack Welker

Say what you will about the mans morality but at least he gets it done. I'd love to see a show about the gang.

True badasz

16 Marie Schrader

I think her character is the comic relief in the show, so funny.

How the hell is Marie in the 23th position?

Girl Power.No honestly they need better female characters like Game of Thrones. but Sky is hoottt for her age baby. thank you

17 Jane Margolis

She deserves to be at least top 10

18 Kuby
19 Andrea Andrea Andrea is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Laurie Holden in the American television series of the same name.

She doesn't even belong here!

This is probably meant to be the Andrea who was on breaking bad, Jesse's girlfriend - Iamchewbacca37

If she was in breaking bad, she would be the best character ever LOL

Should be higher on list

20 Holly White
21 Todd Alquist
22 Combo

I Love Combo! I met Rodney Rush the actor who plays him and he is amazing as well.

23 Crazy 8
24 Jose Mourinho
25 Steven Gomez

Should be higher

I only voted for him to be higher. He is Hanks buddy, and that's gotta make him yours too! :(

26 Todd

Too bad he was only in season 5

Underrated character

27 Gale Boetticher

Should be way higher

Gale is just like me. My favorite character

Gale is the best character in the worst job.

28 Tucker
29 Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
30 Wendy
31 Ted Beneke

Shouldn't BE ON THIS LIST - Andyandy

32 Elliot Black
33 Tortuga
34 Leonel Salamanca

They really seem more like I single character. I thought they were cool

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